Autistic woman and support workerPerson to Person is a service which aims to support autistic adults who are 26 and over who live in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde areas. This includes Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. The service will be Big Lottery funded until 2022. 

Person to Person supports people who:

  • want to reduce social isolation 
  • want to live more independent lives
  • want to build their social, communication and life skills and improve confidence.

Support provided by trained and understanding volunteers can come in the form of befriending, mentoring, telephone and email support. We provide support for approximately one year.  

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What is befriending?

A volunteer befriender offers a supportive, reliable relationship to someone who is socially isolated. A befriender is someone you can do activities with, talk to about worries and concerns you may have, or they might support you to try something new.

Activities can include going to the gym together, going to a café for a chat or visiting a museum. The activities are chosen and agreed between yourself and the befriender. Meet ups with your befriender could be either weekly or fortnightly and would last between two and four hours.

What is mentoring?

A volunteer mentor is similar to a befriender. They would meet with you on a weekly or fortnightly basis for two to four hours. A mentor could support you to learn a new skill or work towards a goal that you’ve always want to achieve. This could include things like learning how to use the bus, how to cook, use a computer, put together a CV or learn about photography. 

Telephone and email support

We know that some people can find face-to-face contact difficult, so our volunteers can also provide you with a weekly phone call or email if you are more comfortable communicating that way. 

How to access Person to Person support

Please fill out our form to tell us a bit about yourself and how you think Person to Person support could help you or someone you know.

Enquire about Person to Person

If you have questions about Person to Person support, you can also email us on PersonToPerson@nas.org.uk.

Person to Person support is kindly supported by the Big Lottery Fund

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